Spirit Williams: How To Carve A Flower Into Bass Wood
This is a flat bass wood carving tutorial aimed to guide your through the processes of wood carving at an intermediate and beginner. With excellent presentational skills Williams talks you through the fundamentals like the importance of clamping you wood block down with two ‘g’ clamps and to always work away from yourself to avoid injury.
She tells of how much easier it is to work with your carving at waist height to escape back pain both short and long term. She uses a veiner tool to carve away certain areas of the background to relieve and help protrude the foreground. The use of a hammer and chisel is needed around the outside of the design line and the process of ‘moving wood’ with the veiner is continued. She also touches upon some properties of wood in that there is more resitance when working across the grain rather than down it with the natural capillaries. Agreat little video tutorial to familiarize you with carving.